The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 177 156 156
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 60 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.43% 1.21% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 5.52% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 44 16
Average salary £35,661 £36,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.62% +31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
MCSA
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1059 1087 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.71% 21.97% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 839 924 691
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -34 10 £37,081 -1.11% 5
Bradford - 4 £31,250 -
Halifax - 3 £35,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £30,000 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (85.94%) VMware
3 48 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 46 (71.88%) Active Directory
4 46 (71.88%) SAN
5 45 (70.31%) Windows
5 45 (70.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (67.19%) MS Exchange
7 42 (65.63%) MCSE
8 38 (59.38%) SQL Server
9 34 (53.13%) Citrix
10 33 (51.56%) MS Excel
11 32 (50.00%) Cisco
12 30 (46.88%) VoIP
13 29 (45.31%) vSphere
14 28 (43.75%) ITIL
15 27 (42.19%) Hyper-V
16 25 (39.06%) Exchange Server 2003
17 24 (37.50%) Dell
18 23 (35.94%) MCITP
18 23 (35.94%) Firewall
19 22 (34.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 21 (32.81%) Wireless
20 21 (32.81%) SharePoint
20 21 (32.81%) XenApp
20 21 (32.81%) XenServer
21 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (31.25%) MCP
21 20 (31.25%) WAN
21 20 (31.25%) LAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (67.19%) MS Exchange
2 25 (39.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (32.81%) SharePoint
4 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (7.81%) Lync
7 4 (6.25%) IIS
7 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (51.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (71.88%) SAN
2 30 (46.88%) VoIP
3 23 (35.94%) Firewall
4 21 (32.81%) Wireless
5 20 (31.25%) WAN
5 20 (31.25%) LAN
6 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
6 18 (28.13%) VPN
6 18 (28.13%) DNS
7 15 (23.44%) DHCP
8 10 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (10.94%) MPLS
10 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
10 6 (9.38%) OSPF
10 6 (9.38%) BGP
10 6 (9.38%) SSL
11 5 (7.81%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (6.25%) IPsec
12 4 (6.25%) DMVPN
12 4 (6.25%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Technical Support
2 18 (28.13%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (18.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) IT Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support
9 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) LAMP
3 2 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Statistics
1 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (70.31%) Windows
2 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (20.31%) Linux
4 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.25%) AIX
5 4 (6.25%) UNIX
5 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) ITIL
2 10 (15.63%) Change Management
3 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.94%) Project Management
5 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.38%) High Availability
5 6 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.81%) Coaching
6 5 (7.81%) Line Management
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.25%) Security Management
7 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 4 (6.25%) Network Design
7 4 (6.25%) BCP
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (65.63%) MCSE
3 23 (35.94%) MCITP
4 22 (34.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (31.25%) MCP
6 17 (26.56%) CCA
6 17 (26.56%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (18.75%) CCNA
7 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (9.38%) Degree
9 5 (7.81%) CCNP
10 4 (6.25%) CCSA
10 4 (6.25%) CCSE
10 4 (6.25%) MCTS
10 4 (6.25%) CISSP
10 4 (6.25%) CCDA
10 4 (6.25%) CCDP
10 4 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (6.25%) VCP5
11 3 (4.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 46 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 45 (70.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (45.31%) vSphere
4 27 (42.19%) Hyper-V
5 21 (32.81%) XenApp
5 21 (32.81%) XenServer
6 17 (26.56%) XenDesktop
7 12 (18.75%) VMware ESX
8 11 (17.19%) Terminal Services
9 4 (6.25%) VMware Server
10 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) Backup Exec
2 11 (17.19%) WSUS
3 3 (4.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 55 (85.94%) VMware
2 48 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 34 (53.13%) Citrix
4 32 (50.00%) Cisco
5 24 (37.50%) Dell
6 17 (26.56%) Veeam
6 17 (26.56%) Riverbed
7 15 (23.44%) HP
7 15 (23.44%) NetApp
8 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 6 (9.38%) WatchGuard
10 3 (4.69%) CommVault
11 2 (3.13%) IBM
12 1 (1.56%) EMC
12 1 (1.56%) Symantec
12 1 (1.56%) Clearswift
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, 25 days annual leave
Posted: 26 days ago